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A Surge to Support A+A’s Kickstarter

A Surge to Support A+A’s Kickstarter

Today I was pleasantly surprised at a pledge to the A+A Kickstarter campaign, made by Cat Bruvan at Clark Nexsen, with support from architects Jeffrey Lee and Dennis Stallings there. It promises to earn them a pair of limited edition prints, from drawings by Frank Harmon and Laurinda Spear. Laurinda’s is the lead image for [...]

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Incentive: A Drawing by Bill Pedersen

Incentive: A Drawing by Bill Pedersen

There are a multitude of good reasons to make a pledge to A+A’s Kickstarter campaign before Oct. 31. One is that if it’s successful, A+A’s audience will grow exponentially. Another is that this site will offer opportunities to link your firm to its own page here, then back to your site. And that we’ll feature [...]

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A Rorschach Test for Kitchen or Bath

A Rorschach Test for Kitchen or Bath

Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons met at the Glasgow School of Art in the 1980s. They were studying classical textile design, like the pastoral scenes of Toile – horses, fox-hunting and picnicking – where deep reds or blues are usually printed on a cream-colored background. In 1990, the pair set themselves up for business in a [...]

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Houses by Eliel and Eero Saarinen

Houses by Eliel and Eero Saarinen

Jari Jetsonen and Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen have a new book out on residences designed by Eliel and Eero Saarinen in Finland and the U.S. Princeton Architectural Press kindly arranged an email interview for A+A: Why did you decide to do a book on Saarinen houses? During our work with the Finnish architects’ summerhouses book, (published by [...]

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A+A Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Architects + Artisans (A+A) today launched a crowd-funding campaign through Kickstarter, aimed at transforming the site from blog to community. Almost immediately, it was named a staff pick by the crowd-funding site. “For five years, A+A has been steadfast in its support of the architecture, art and design communities – and thousands now read its [...]

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In Taiwan, A Tower by Richard Meier

In Taiwan, A Tower by Richard Meier

Vivian Lee is a native of Taiwan who left at age seven to be raised in the states. Now she’s returned to Taichung as an architect with Richard Meier & Partners, to design a 41-story condominium tower in that booming city. “Obviously there’s a personal connection, but also there’s a lot happening in Taiwan right [...]

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How to Conserve 400 Tiffany Drawings

How to Conserve 400 Tiffany Drawings

A paper conservator, intently engaged in restoring the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of drawings from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Studios, will discuss her work tonight during a lecture in midtown Manhattan. Marina Ruiz-Molina’s presentation will focus on the various strategies employed to conserve about 400 Tiffany drawings so they can be properly studied and [...]

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Design Hunting’s Home in East Harlem

Design Hunting’s Home in East Harlem

Item #2 from the Winter 2015 issue of New York magazine’s Design Hunting: The East Harlem home Jeffrey Ventura Morell shares with his partner, Lyndel Urbano, is an 850-square-foot, loftlike apartment inside a recently renovated former warehouse. But the space is considerably different from what you’d expect to find behind the building’s glass facade: a slice [...]

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Homes Inspired by Tuscany & Curacao

Homes Inspired by Tuscany & Curacao

If you’re going to build a home based on the architecture of northern Italy or the Dutch West Indies, it’s probably a good idea to visit those places. That’s the reasoning that Ryan Perrone, president at Nautilus Homes, applies to his annual visits to Umbria and Curacao. He, his brother and father, all partners in [...]

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In Los Angeles, Modernism at Auction

In Los Angeles, Modernism at Auction

There’s no university for learning the art auctioneering business, says Peter Loughrey, executive director of Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA). Sure, Sotheby’s and Christie’s offer a few masters-level courses, but if you’re serious about it, you’re pretty much on your own. “You have to learn how to research a piece, negotiate consignment contracts and make [...]

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